Tomorrow here in the United States we celebrate one of the foundations of our democracy – Election Day. I thought I’d mark this momentous occasion with a wonderfully-unusual candy wrapper from the UK. It’s a chocolate bar designed for dogs called VOTES!
I can’t think of any other candy or chocolate bar wrappers that I’ve ever come across designed for canines, so this is pretty unique. Since this came from the United Kingdom, I don’t have any personal recollections of it, but a previous collector who owned it stamped a year on the back – 1981 [though, to me it looks as if it could be a decade older].
Check it out:
I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this one when I first added it to my collection, but the wrapper indicates that the contents were “harmless to children” so there must have been some assumption that a kid might try this doggy treat by accident thinking it was a bar for humans.
It’s crazy to find an honest-to-goodness chocolate bar for dogs, so when you do, it’s a great oddball thing. This wrapper has rapidly become a special piece in my collection, and one I wanted to share. And since it’s called “VOTES” I thought today was the perfect day to share it – on the eve of Election Day!
And that’s everything for today. See you next time!!